The following two opportunities are available for increasing participation in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program, as part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We encourage you to participate in the No Kid Hungry Afterschool Innovation Grants webinar before submitting an application. To register for the webinar, click here.
Umbrella Model Pilot
Under the umbrella model, the afterschool meals program is actively promoted to all students at the school. Schools must have an open-to-all enrichment activity (e.g., homeworking or tutoring program, open library study hall, etc.), but under this model meals must be offered regardless of whether students choose to participate in the open enrichment activity. This is allowable under USDA’s “drop-in policy” (the same policy that allows athletes to participate in afterschool meals) but is often underutilized as a way to increase participation in the program. To review the complete grant announcement and learn how to apply, click here.Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted no later than September 18th, 2015.
Supper in the Classroom Pilot
Based on the tremendous success of the “breakfast in the classroom” model, this grant is offered to elementary schools (serving 5th grade or below) for the purpose of testing a “supper in the classroom” model of providing afterschool meals. Meals must be offered to all students in the classroom setting, after the official end of the school day. To review the complete grant announcement and learn how to apply, click here. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted no later than August 28th, 2015. Additional “early applicant” funding is available for submissions received prior to July 1st, 2015.